Jun 25, 2011

Draft: Islanders Select Scott Mayfield With the 34th Overall Pick

The New York Islanders have selected Scott Mayfield with the 34th Overall Pick in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. Mayfield is a 6'4" defenseman who played for Youngstown in the USHL last season. He will play for the University of Denver in the fall.

CH: Mayfield is a fantastic selection for the Islanders here. He is a big, hulking defenseman who punishes opponents. He also started to develop his offensive game with Youngstown last season. He has very good hockey sense as well. For the Islanders, he is a perfect pick as he fills a great organizational need and could be considered the BPA at this spot in the draft. He will have plenty of time to develop at a great program in Denver. Long term, he has the potential to be a top-4 defenseman for the Islanders. There's no doubt this player improves the amateur and organizational defensive depth substantially. A great start to Day 2.

AT: Anyone following us on Twitter would know I wanted either Mayfield or Musil. Musil went 31st and Mayfield fell to us. He's committed to Denver for the 2011-2012 academic season so he won't be on the Island for at least a year. Love this pick by Snow. Wouldn't have minded Jurco either, but I'm ecstatic with this pick. 6'4", 200 pounds, big, mean, ready to throw hits. Ideal pick.

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